Beloved Makers and Company is an inspirational gift shop featuring local products handmade by Midwestern vendors. The business opens in historic downtown Hudson on Saturday August 13th.
The creative energy of co-owners Autumn Hill and Natalie Krause is evident in every detail of the updated boutique located in the 127-year-old EE Gatchell building, where they offer a variety of high-quality, handmade items. mainly from Wisconsin and Minnesota. .
Both women have successful businesses (Autumn Rose Co. and Eliza Bee Boutique) and decided to join forces to envision an opportunity not only for themselves but also for others to showcase their own gifts and skills.
“At a time when the trend is to buy items online, we wanted to create a place where talented designers could also have a real brick-and-mortar place to display and sell their wares,” explained Hill. “And we couldn’t have asked for a better location to welcome customers.
Nestled mid-block on Locust Street and just two blocks from the St. Croix River and Lakeside Park, Beloved Makers and Company joins a vibrant downtown community with unique shops and restaurants .
“We look forward to becoming one of the go-to places in Hudson,” says Krause. “I love visiting stores like this and have always wanted to have one of my own. Autumn and I started talking about it and realized our goals aligned and suddenly everything clicked into place. We are thrilled to be part of the Hudson community!
Hill is originally from Woodville and now lives in Hammond. Krause is originally from Woodbury and now lives in Hudson.
Clothing, apparel, jewelry, home décor, baskets, candles, soaps, games and more – locally made by Beloved Makers – can be found at one of the newest businesses in Hudson.
A grand opening is planned for Beloved Makers and Company. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 at Beloved Makers and Company, 212 Locust Street.
Guests at the celebration can enter a raffle to win prizes and have their photo taken in a balloon arch.